By Jennifer Crusie
Half basset, half beagle, all Cupid...
For Nina Askew, turning 40 skill freedom--from the ex-husband, freedom from their stuffy suburban domestic, freedom to target what she wishes for a metamorphosis. And what she wishes is whatever her ex regularly vetoed--a dog. A bouncy, cute puppy.
Instead she gets...Fred.
Overweight, middle-aged, a section stinky and clearly depressed, Fred is light-years from perky. yet he does be able to positioned Nina within the course of Alex Moore, her attractive, younger-by-a-decade neighbor.
Alex turns out perfect--he's a pretty, doubtless sane, strangely unmarried E.R. doctor--but the age hole convinces Nina that any one yet Alex will be larger courting fabric. yet with each silver-haired stiff she dates, the extra she suspects it's the younger, dog-loving document she desires to take a seat and stay!
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The whole place is going to fold, and I’ll be out of work, and Jessica will kill herself because she’s brought the family institution to ruin. And I don’t know how to save it, so that depresses me. ” She took a deep breath. “And that’s Fred. He’s already cheered me up. ” Charity watched Fred as his chin sank closer to 32 Anyone But You the floor. “I can see how he’d do that. ” Nina ignored her. “And I have a plan for watering him. ” She walked to the big window next to her couch and shoved up the heavy old windowpane.
That’s a baby present,” Charity told her. ” Jennifer Crusie 39 “Oh, Charity, it’s beautiful,” Nina said. ” Charity watched as Fred’s top half appeared in the window, wobbling back and forth as his toenails scrabbled on the brick outside. ” Nina put the tag down and went to haul him in. ” “Among other things,” Charity said. ” Nina put Fred on the floor and straightened. ” Charity bit her lip. “Can we do it tomorrow night? ” Nina nodded. “I know. Fridays are the worst. Sure. That’ll be better. ” Charity looked down.
Make a list. I’ll go get him what he needs. ” “He’s not really depressed,” Nina told her as she went to find a pad of paper to make the list. “He’s just deep. ” “Right. ” Charity shook her head again. “Make that list. ” Nina stopped her search for paper. Amaretto milk shakes could mean only one thing: a My-LifeIs-In-Trauma party. And with Charity, who ran her Jennifer Crusie 35 life as efficiently as she ran the boutique, trauma could mean only one thing. ” Charity nodded. “Sean, too. How do I do it?